Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live
11:29/10:29c NBC
The topical sketch show continues its run of live episodes as Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his SNL hosting debut. The actor is hot off a nuanced, acclaimed performance in the film (500) Days of Summer as well as his movie directorial debut with his short film Sparks, which he wrote and produced and for which he scored the music. Speaking of music, it'll be "too much" when the alt-rocking jam collective Dave Matthews Band hits the music stage. — Dean Maurer

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

8/7c TBS
"You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch..." and "I have three words to describe you, and I quote: stink, stank, stunk..." are lyrics etched into the memories of every child (and adult) who has ever seen this perennial Yuletide cartoon, which first aired in 1966. Dr. Seuss' tale of a small-hearted, green-faced fiend who schemes to steal Christmas from the whimsical Whos of Whoville is a ghoulishly heartwarming delight from start to finish. Chuck Jones' animation, Boris Karloff's narration and Thurl Ravenscroft's renditions of the wonderful songs are all as fresh as ever.

True Jackson, VP
8:30/7:30c Nickelodeon
Tyler James Williams may not have been feeling the love as the title character on Everybody Hates Chris, but when he guest stars tonight as Justin, he soon discovers that True is crushing on him big time. She likes him so much that she asks him out — and he turns her down! But fear not...he makes it up to her in a very special way: He has Natasha Bedingfield perform "These Words" for the two of them. Because everybody loves True. — Jennifer Sankowski

Suze Orman Show
9/8c CNBC
Is buying something on sale really a way to save money this holiday season? Tonight, Suze Orman offers advice on maintaining financial restraint in the face of the many "sales" stores are hawking. She also previews her visit later this week to The Biggest Loser, where she explains the importance of being financially fit to the five finalists. — Jeff Gemmill

Robin Hood
9/8c BBC America
Last week, Robin's long-lost father dropped a bombshell by revealing that Robin and Gisborne share a half-brother, Archer (Clive Standen), who is awaiting execution in a York dungeon. Tonight, the mortal enemies agree to a truce to honor the old man's dying wish and save the sibling they never knew they had. But the bad blood runs deep between these two, and getting along long enough to complete the mission could be a far greater challenge than the mission itself. — Karen Andzejewicz